The Power of Life: Agamben and the Coming Politics (To Imagine a Form of Life, II)

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Introduction

1. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria, in The Collected Works, vol. 7, ed. J. Engell and W. J. Bate (London: Routledge, 1983), 232; cf. Giorgio Agamben, “What Is a Paradigm?,” lecture at the European Graduate School, August 2002 (transcript available at http://www.egs.edu/faculty/giorgio-agamben/articles/what-is-a-para digm/).

2. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, trans. C. K. Ogden (Mineola, NY: Dover, 1998), 90.

3. Walter Benjamin, “Dostoevsky’s The Idiot,” in Selected Writings, vol. 1, ed. M. Bollock and M. W. Jennings (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004), 80.

4. Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, vol. 1, trans. S. Wilkins (New York: Vintage, 1996), 615 (translation amended).

5. Walter Benjamin, “The Storyteller,” in Selected Writings, vol. 3, ed. H. Eiland and M. W. Jennings (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002), 162.

6. Hannah Arendt, “Martin Heidegger at Eighty,” New York Review of Books, October 21, 1971, 50–54.

7. Ibid.

8. Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics, trans. A. Riedlinger (LaSalle, IL: Open Court), 15; cf. S, 152–57.

9. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, trans. G. E. M. Anscombe (Oxford: Blackwell, 1997), 8; see David Kishik, Wittgenstein’s Form of Life (London: Continuum, 2008).

10. See Adriano Sofri, “Un’idea di Giorgio Agamben,” Reporter, November 9–10, 1985, 32–33.

11. Giorgio Agamben, “Gli intellettuali e la menzogna,” Prospettive settanta (October– December 1975): 76–78 (my translation).

12. Musil, Man Without Qualities, 399.

13. Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Reproducibility (Third Ver-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vi
  • Abbreviations of Agamben’s Major Works vii
  • Introduction - Life in Venice 1
  • 1 - Dialectic of Endarkenment 17
  • 2 - Feather-Light Rubble 45
  • 3 - Present While Absent 73
  • 4 - How to Imagine a Form of Life 99
  • Notes 121
  • Index 131
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